Shelter-in-place means to seek immediate shelter indoors, away from exterior windows, and to remain there during an emergency.
Usually we seek shelter because environmental conditions outside are unsafe, including a hazardous materials release or a severe weather event.
Preparedness: In case of an unexpected Shelter-in-Place scenario, be sure you always have extra medication, water, some food, and a phone charger with you at all times.
Stay inside your building, or immediately go into the nearest building.
Move to interior rooms with no windows if possible. Rooms that have little or no outside ventilation are preferred.
Close any open windows and doors, as necessary.
Await further instruction. Be prepared to quickly follow directions from responders or from TUalert.
Do not evacuate the building until an "All Clear" is given by emergency personnel or by TUalert.
TUsiren: You will be told to shelter-in-place usually because hazardous materials have been accidentally or intentionally released into the environment. If you hear the outside warning siren (TUsiren), the message is to "Go Indoors" immediately. In the event that the TUsiren is activated, a TUalert will be sent and the Temple website will be updated with more information.